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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 5065A
    Movement No: 3'010'234
    Case No: 4'047'811
    Model Name: Aquanaut
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 315 SC, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Patek Philippe rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, strap and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped by "A. Türler" and dated September 15, 1999, additional Patek philippe rubber strap, product literature and document holder.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1997, the Aquanaut presented a newer and more casual alternative to the Nautilus. In fact, however, the Aquanaut 5065 design originally made an appearance as part of the Nautilus line. This gold iteration was most likely a market test of a more elegant Nautilus variant (black flat dial, gold case, no bracelet) but, most probably spurred by the market feedback, the company eventually went the opposite way, offering with the Aquanaut an even sportier and younger line of watches than the Nautilus; the rubber strap - a choice that was extremely iconoclastic, especially for a brand as traditional as Patek Philippe - is a clear indication of this philosophy.

    The present 5065 is offered complete of its Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 1999 and an additional rubber strap.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5065A
A fine stainless steel automatic wristwatch, with center seconds, date, certificate and spare rubber strap

1999
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, strap and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€13,600-22,700
$16,300-27,200

Sold for CHF52,920

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021